Altaf Bukhari condemns killing of BJP leader Rakesh Pandita

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‘Violence is detrimental to people’s interest’

Apni Party stands in solidarity with the bereaved family

SRINAGAR, June 03: Apni Party President Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari on Thursday condemned the killing of BJP leader Rakesh Pandita who was shot dead on Wednesday evening in Tral-Pulwama.

In a statement issued here to TAN Bukhari observed that violence in any of its manifestations is not going to yield anything for the people except for death and destruction.

He said that Rakesh Pandita was a dynamic person who would also visit Apni Party office to discuss a myriad of matters that concerned the people of Tral.

“He was connected to grassroots level and was always ready to deliver his unstinted services for the public welfare. I on behalf my party strongly condemn this cowardly attack on a municipal representative of his caliber,” he remarked.

Bukhari said the elements inimical to peace and prosperity in J&K should not be allowed to go scot free and the administration must identify and nab the culprits behind such attacks and book them under stringent laws.

“The cycle of violence should end somewhere so that people of J&K heave a sigh of relief as we have witnessed enough death and devastation for long now. We cannot afford the loss of another generation,” he remarked.

While expressing solidarity with the bereaved family, Bukhari said that ‘such dastardly acts can never be acceptable to any civilized society.’

Furthermore, he also sought a thorough security review of the political workers who reside in more violence prone areas in J&K.

“The union home ministry should also take a review of the security situation in J&K and take measures to prevent recurrence of such attacks in future,” he added. (The Awam News)

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